I love November. It’s a great time to consider what we can do (and how we can accomplish) to rejuvenate our lives. It’s a season of ending for the weather, and for me personally, it’s the ending of my current birthday year. On November 20th, I turn 33. For those of you who don’t know, 33 is as close as I will ever get to my lucky number 333. I realize this, and I am taking it to full advantage. I’ve had an amazing 32nd year, and I like to think that I could not be happier with where I am in life than I am at this moment. But, I am the type of person who is constantly looking for what’s next and how to get there. I like to take on personal challenges and make changes. This is vastly different than it was when I was younger. I hated change before…I daresay that I was afraid of it. But, as I’ve gotten more mature and had the havoc of change thrust upon me, I’ve started to thrive upon it. I am that weird person who gets a bit nervous…but then does things anyway. It’s pushed me to make some major changes and decisions in my life. I’m on a mission to explore a few new adventures and to consider other alternatives. With endings, though, come beginnings. I’m ready to usher out an ending and welcome a new beginning and a new challenge. Many of you may know that November is host to an initiative to get those people who are interested in novel writing to start exercising their muscles…better known as NaNoWriMo (I hope I got all the funky capitalization correct there). Now, I’ve never had the desire to write a novel…read them, yes. Wrap myself up in one on a comfy couch? Of course! But writing one…not me. I don’t know that I am creative enough for that. But, I do love writing, and I used to do it fairly frequently when I was younger. I think my LiveJournal from back in the day finally died an internet death somewhere. I’m searching for better ways to channel and handle stress and creativity (which, very often, work in tandem when it comes to me) outside of some older habits, so I’m thinking that a blog might be an excellent way to get this going. NaNoWriMo is a cool method for gaining the habit of writing, but I am going to challenge myself to write a blog post per day for the entire month of November, and then maybe beyond (no promises). I’m calling this challenge my PeBloWriMo or Personal Blog Writing Month.
No, I’m not trying to make money. To be honest, I don’t know that I’d hope to have a single reader. Currently, my goal is to have these post so that people can hold me accountable for reaching my post per day goal. My plan is to try and expand the writing, harness the creativity and learn a thing or two about blog production. So, that’s it. Check back every day for the next month and watch as I figure out this whole blog process, myself and quite possibly a fun time this month. And maybe beyond. But I’m not making any promises. Except that, we will all be entertained…in some way.